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Maria Henson

Maria Henson (’82), a Pulitzer Prize winner and a 1994 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, worked at newspapers until 2009. After living in Botswana, she returned to the Reynolda Campus to oversee the Wake Forest Magazine, teach and share the notable tales of Demon Deacons.


Stories by Maria Henson

Honoring a Rocky Mount Double Deac

Honoring a Rocky Mount Double Deac

Maria Henson


My friend Marybeth Sutton Wallace (’86) met me for lunch last week, wanting to tell me about a loss for North Carolina and her former community. “He was a Double Deac,” she said, lamenting the death of Fred Turnage (’58, JD ’61, P ’84 and ’87). He died of pancreatic cancer at age 75 on […]

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Ziggy’s: A WFU musical tradition

Ziggy’s: A WFU musical tradition

Maria Henson


Any Demon Deacon who loves roots, rock and reggae knows about Ziggy’s, the famous music venue where bands touring the Southeast felt compelled to crank it up in Winston-Salem. From the start a hangout with Wake Forest alumni running the show, Ziggy’s attracted crowds to its doors just off Deacon Boulevard near BB&T Field for […]

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